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Militia reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson

State militia reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the ...

Nov 26, 2014

Gunmen seize jewels and hostage in Paris heist

Two gunmen robbed a Cartier jewelry boutique in a tony and tourist-filled Paris neighborhood Tuesday, fled police in a chase across the Seine River, took a hostage — and then surrendered, authorities said. The unusual drama in the French capital sent heads turning from ...

In Ferguson, a riot foreseen but not avoided

Nov 26, 2014

In Ferguson, a riot foreseen but not avoided

It was a riot everyone saw coming. For three months police and protesters had drilled separately to prepare for the worst if the grand jury decided not to indict white policeman Darren Wilson for the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown. The governor ...

Most U.S. police shootings are not prosecuted

Nov 25, 2014

Most U.S. police shootings are not prosecuted

A grand jury’s decision to spare Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges makes his case the latest in a long line of police shootings that show the latitude that the law and the courts give law enforcement in using deadly force. The ...

Ferguson anxious ahead of decision

Nov 24, 2014

Ferguson anxious ahead of decision

Anxiety and speculation mounted Sunday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson as residents awaited a decision by a grand jury on whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old. More than 3½ months have passed ...

Nov 24, 2014

Iran frees British-Iranian woman who tried to go to volleyball game

Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman being held on bail, the semi-official ISNA news agency said. The report quoted Sousan Moshtaghian, mother of Ghoncheh Ghavami, as saying a judge released her daughter on nearly $30,000 bail ahead of an appeal. “My daughter has insisted ...